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Etude House 2015 Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara Review

Hey guys! I’m so excited to show you what I bought yesterday from Etude House. So I entered this event which gives you the opportunity to buy this product for just 2,400won ($2.40) 2-3 days before its official release in the market. And I got picked yay!!! 🙂 It will be available for purchase in Korea starting from June 1st.


Product information

Name – Lash Perm Curl Fix Mascara #01 Black

Price – 12,000 won ($12)

Capacity – 8g


So this is what the product looks like. It comes in a fairly big size tin box.

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This is the advertisement photo.

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The colours they have are really unique! I’m gonna buy pink so I can wear to music festivals this summer! 😀

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Front of the box.

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Back of the box has description in Korean and English.

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On the top of the box, it says something like “If this product is so good and you decide to give to a friend, you may regret a lot.”Very funny Etude House, lol.

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I love the detail on this tin case! It’s big enough to fit in eyeshadows, nail polishes, etc.

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And when you open it, this is what you see.

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This is a leaflet that just tells you a bit about the product and what it claims to do.

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And inside…+_+ so freaking cute! Also, the event was for the black colour only.

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Inside, it consists of the mascara and lash curler.

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Here’s a close up of the design on the front.

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And on the back.

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And the brush! It is a rubber brush and I like rubber brushes! They reduce clumpiness. I actually was kinda shocked about how it smelt. It honestly smelt like gasoline, i’m not kidding.

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Here’s a close up of the brush. The brush is smaller than the “average size” mascara you see on the markets. It is fairly short and on the top of the brush, it has long brushes and on the bottom it has short ones. I’m assuming they’re for upper and under lashes.

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And here’s a photo of the eyelash curler. It is made of metal+plastic and very light weight. The rim of the rubber pad is fairly thick and spongy. Also, it doesn’t have any Etude House logo on it…I don’t know why.

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Now for the test, here’s my naked eye.

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I used the curler and it actually did a pretty good job of curling my lashes. Also since the cushion pad is very spongy, it had less irritation to my eyes.

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Now here’s my eye with one coat of the mascara on. I loved how it didn’t clump. And since the brush tip is very short, there’s no need to worry about getting excess mascara around the surface of your eye.

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This photo shows a really big difference of what this curler and mascara can do for your eyes! I have really short eyelashes so I need a pair of good curlers and mascara to really lift those eyelashes. I think it did a really good job.

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And a good thing is that just use a mascara remover and it will come off like a charm. It doesn’t smudge and was waterproof! I don’t know if it will last 24 hours because I haven’t tried it on for that long. Also, i’m afraid it will make my eyes really irritated since i’ve had lasik done.


Pros

– Made of rubber so it reduces clumping of the lashes and also gives both volume and length to the lashes

– Short brush makes it easier to really get into those nooks and crannies

– Doesn’t smudge and dries fast

Cons

– Smells like gasoline

– Be careful when using the brush on your underline because it can slightly get clumpy

Overall score – 7/10 

Disclaimer – All product(s) were purchased by me. 

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Etude House Online Store Haul + Pink Pass Membership

Hi guys! 🙂 A few days ago, I decided to buy a few products from the Korean official Etude House online store. I’ve bought many things from offline stores but it was my first ever time ordering online. To be honest, I am a bit impatient when it gets to waiting for package and that’s really the main reason I usually buy items at the retail stores. Also, Etude House store is like right next to my company so I didn’t really bother. 🙂 But there are certain events that are only for online and I wanted to take advantage of that. So I ordered on a Sunday and got it 3 days after on Wednesday which is pretty fast! In addition, I decided to register for the Pink Pass membership at Etude House! You just pay 10,000 won ($10) and for 6 months, you get to use a ton of coupons such as 1+1, 30% off, $5 off, birthday coupon, etc. Also, they give you a free kit worth $15~20.

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The goodies came in a cardboard box with Etude House logo on it. I loved how neatly the labeling and box were. Also, I picked up a kit from the Etude House store.

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I love, love, love neat packaging! Everything was wrapped tightly and securely. Since I bought this stuff during the sale period, I didn’t get any free samples. But it’s okay! The Thank You note had a coupon code on it and if you get lucky, you can win a full size product! But most of the time, you get pearls (which are for the Korean Etude House Website). You can use the pearls to buy products and enter events. 🙂

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I spent a lot of time trying to buy what I really wanted and needed. Here are the products I ordered. 🙂 The Face Conditioning Fixer I bought with beauty points from the Etude House retail store.

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Here are the choice of kits you can get when you become a Pink Pass member. I really wanted the Face Blur kit. But the Face Blur product seemed really small and I didn’t know if it would fit my skin. I’ll probably ask for a sample of that so I can test it out before buying.

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Here’s what is inside the kit! From left to right: Etude House passport (lol), Wonder Pore Toner (mini size), Real Art No-Wash Cleansing Water and round cotton pads.

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The idea of the passport to me is very creative and cute! Some people said that the passport idea is kind of childish and suites the younger teens. But since I love cute, cuddly, kawaii things, I thought it was cute. ^^

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Flight is from Etude House to Princess Fantasy in your life. I would love to go to fantasy wonderland ♥ haha

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Inside the passport, it’s full of coupons. This one is a 30% off your purchase coupon.

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Buy an air puff and get one free coupon.

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And in the back, there’s a little memo section where you can write notes..?

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I think this part of the passport will be good for keeping record of which coupons you used, your wishlist, etc.

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And lastly, the Etude House employee gave me a comb for becoming a Pink Pass Member. So happy! ♥ I used to have this comb back when I was in middle/high school. Seeing it again made me kind of nostalgic. Do you guys have any items or things that cause nostalgia? Thank you for reading!

Disclaimer – All product(s) were purchased by me. 

My Daily Makeup Look

My Daily Makeup Look – Makeup for work

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This is how I look on a daily basis (when I wear makeup). Since I got eyelash extensions, i’ve stayed away from false eyelashes, which I wore almost everyday and mascara. I like to wear this natural look daily just because it’s easy to do and makes your face look lively! If you’re an office worker like myself, staring at a computer screen for 9 hours can get really tiring for the skin. The air inside the office ain’t that nice either. So moisture based products are really great for making your face look more lively. I think the key to keeping your makeup looking fresh all day long is to prep your skin thoroughly before applying any makeup.

List of products used:

Laneige – Sun Block Supreme SPF50+ PA+++

Clinique – Moisture Surge CC Cream in shade #Natural Fair

Etude House – Surprise Essence Concealer in #02 Natural Beige

Anna Sui – Double Cheek Color in #01

Etude House – Drawing Show Brush LIner in #BK801

Etude House – Perfect Brow Kit

Maybelline – Color Sensational Moisture Extreme Lip Color #CP41 Angel Rose

Bye bye. ❤

Disclaimer – All product(s) were purchased by me. 

Huge Korean makeup/skincare Haul

Hi guys 🙂 So you’re probably wondering why Miso Beauty has been absent for the last two months. I’ve been working hard! Working 9 hours a day, producing music, helping out around my house AND blogging is pretty tough. But to think back, I realised how I sucked at managing my time. So now that I am back, I am now determined to update this blog as much as I can so please don’t leave me! *sobs*

For the past two months, I have totally spun out of control when buying beauty products. Now that I work at a beauty company, my interest in beauty has now become one of my greatest passions! I can never just “pass by” a makeup store without having a slight peek inside…You know, seeing if there’s any more new stuff in stock 🙂 it’s become a new habit of mine.

Disclaimer – I only buy beauty products when they are on sale. In Korea, beauty stores have sales every month. 97% of the products in this photo have been bought during a huge sale! I mean like 30-50% off sales! Except for the Skin Food Black Sugar Scrub Foam, Thayers Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner and Etude House Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream.

Here’s a photo of all the products I got:

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Products listed in brand order

Etude House – Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Tissues (Oil Type), AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm, AC Clinic Intense Pink Powder Spot, AC Clinic Intense Powder Water, Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit (W24 Honey Beige), Moistfull Collagen Emulsion, Moistfull Collagen First Essence, Moistfull Collagen Facial Freshener, Moistfull Collagen Firming Eye Cream, Color My Brows (#01), Perfect Brow Kit, Drawing Show Brush Liner (Brown), Play Nail (#20 Blooming Spring), Drawing Eye Brow (#02 Grey Brown), Oh M’ Eye Lash Slimcara Volume & Curl, Drawing Show Creamy Pencil (OR201 Swing Orange), Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow (BR401, PK004)

Innisfree – Olive Real Essential Oil Ex, Creamy Tint Lip Mousse (#01 Pink Orchid, #03 Fresh Coral)

Skin Food – Black Sugar Scrub Foam

Thayers – Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner

Holy cow, that’s A LOT!

Miso Beauty’s Top 3 Most Favourite Products 

1. Skin Food – Black Sugar Scrub Foam

This facial scrub is probably the best one i’ve used so far. I love the grainy texture. You can actually feel that dead skin cells are being rubbed off by it. I love how it gradually turns into a foam. I love how it leaves my skin feeling like baby skin.

2. Etude House – Look At My Eyes Eyeshadow in BR401 Deep Berry Soda

The colour of this eyeshadow is GORGEOUS! I love how deep and bloody it looks. It is very pigmented and long lasting.

3. Etude House – Precious Mineral BB Cream Bright Fit

I love how this BB cream moisturises yet covers up blemishes while evening out my skin tone. Although i’d say the smell is horrible.

Miso Beauty’s Top 3 Most Used 

1. Etude House – Drawing Eye Brow

This product is probably one of the cheapest out of my haul. Once I fill in my eyebrows, it stays there! It doesn’t smudge and it is really long lasting. I used this for 12+ hours and my brows still looked flawless.

2. Thayers – Cucumber Witch Hazel Toner

Most toners that i’ve used in the past always had that alcohol scent to it. Some of them were too harsh on my skin. But this baby is just what I needed! It is a non-alcoholic toner with a cucumber scent to it. If you don’t like the smell of cucumbers, i’d advise you not to buy this one (there are other scents too). I love how this toner keeps my skin moisturised and hydrated after washing my face! I’d recommend it to people who have sensitive skin.

3. Etude House – AC Clinic Intense Red Spot Balm

I also use this product nearly everyday. Etude House recommended to use it after my skincare routine. It helps soothe and heal pimple marks. I think i’ve seen an improvement on the areas of my face over ruled by pimples.

If you would like to see reviews on any of these products, comment down below! I thought it would be better to do separate, detailed reviews on each product rather than showing them all to you at once. If you enjoyed this post, give it a like 🙂

Good night xoxo

Etude House Precious Mineral Any Cushion Review

Hi friends 🙂 How have you been? It’s so cold in Korea these days…It wasn’t a surprise that I caught the flu 😦 I’ve been quite sick lately (including a runny nose, headache, fever and muscle pains) so I couldn’t put up any new posts. I hope you guys don’t catch the cold because it SUCKS! So anyways, today i’m going to do a review on the Precious Mineral Any Cushion from Etude House. It retails for 18,000 won but luckily, I bought it for 12,000 won because I went to Etude House on the LAST DAY of the 30-50% off sale! YAAAY 🙂 There were so many girlies at the store I couldn’t even move. You know when there are big sales at a department store and 10 different women are trying to grab as much stuff as possible from the same section, it was just like that. It was CRAY CRAY! And they put the heater on to like 100 degrees so it was HOT. Everyone was sweating and their makeup was drooling down their faces LOL I exaggerated a bit but yes, it was really hectic. But I managed to pull through and get the items I needed 🙂 I also bought the Moistfull Collagen eye cream but i’m going to do a separate review on that sometime this week. At first, I wasn’t really sure whether or not to buy this because I own one BB cream from Etude House and I didn’t really like it. But I thought about it again, and I decided to buy it just for this review and to also to give a chance to change my views on Etude House BB Creams! So here are photos of the Precious Mineral Any Cushion from the Etude House website. Image Image Image Photo credits to Etude House (http://www.etude.co.kr/product.do?method=view&prdCd=103001103) So, this is what the packaging looks like. It looked simple and girly. I liked that it was SPF 50+ because you need to protect your face from the sun and you don’t have to apply a sun cream before putting this on 🙂 Image The back. Image The side in English. For those of you who can’t see the photo clearly, it just says “This cushion pact perfects all-day radiant and moist skin with its multi-function of brightening, wrinkle-reducing, sebum control, and flawless coverage.” So it tells you to pick up a certain amount of contents (I think they mean to dab the puff into the pact) with the puff and spread evenly by lightly patting onto the skin. It weighs 15 grams (0.52 oz.) The list of ingredients are so long it would take me forever to write everything down but the main ones that caught my eye were: Water, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Oxide, Iron Oxides Hm..I know nothing about science but I hope that the zinc, titanium and iron oxides are good stuff. Image And the top part. I got it in the shade Natural Beige W13 because although my skin is really light, I didn’t want to look like a pale ghost. I personally dark colors are better than light colors (especially when taking photos). This BB cushion comes in 3 shades: Light Beige, Natural Beige and Honey Beige. Image The case Image Back Image Opened view Image Photo of the sponge As you can see in the photo, there are bits of glitter on the sponge…I don’t know why it’s there. But I read other reviews of the same product and they had sparkles on their sponges to. I think it was intentionally done by Etude House. I didn’t like that it had sparkles. What would’ve happened if those glitter pieces applied onto my face?! Image It says to peel off the paper thing and to also close the product completely after using it. So that’s what I did! Image AND WAHLAH!!!! It looked gorgeous. Image Actually in person, it looked a bit darker than I thought it would be. And I thought it would look more liquidy (as show in the photo at the top) Image But when I pressed my finger down onto the cushion, I could feel that the cushion was really wet and full of moisture. Image Swatches on my hand (before & after) You can’t really see a big difference in the photo but when I applied it onto my face, I was really impressed. Image Here’s a photo of me after 2 hours of applying the BB Cushion (no filter).

Pros & Cons

Pros Easy to apply, applies smoothly onto the skin, very moisturizing, buildable, great coverage, nice scent, photo friendly

Cons Makes your skin look shiny

Review

First off, I didn’t apply a primer or finishing powder when testing this product out. When I applied it onto my skin I thought it looked amazing. I was surprised it covered all of my zits and the redness around my nose. It has great coverage and it is buildable. The formula itself is very wet and moisturizing. The BB Cushion had a really nice smell. It smelt like light perfume. After I finished applying it, my skin felt really smooth and velvety. However, it did make my skin look a bit shiny and oily (maybe it was because I didn’t apply a powder after). I have combination skin and I get oily around my t-zone area. If you have oily/combination skin, I would recommend you use a matte powder or normal powder to set the BB formula. Also, this BB cushion is great for the fall/winter skin because it really hydrates your skin; keeping it moist. But I don’t know about summer 🙂 This BB cushion is absolutely photo friendly. As you can see in the photo above, my skin looked flawless without any filters. It made my face glow and I felt really confident when going outside. Also, I thought that the idea of putting a BB cream into a powder case form was clever because when you use a BB cream in tube form, you have to use a brush or your hands to blend it in. And it can get messy. So when you can’t be bothered to use a brush or get your hands dirty, I think this product is a winner. Overall, i’d say this is one of the best BB cream/cushions i’ve used. I’m really excited to use this on a daily basis! Overall rating 10/10

Leave a comment below! Let’s chit chat 🙂

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream Review

So today, I decided to purchase the Moistfull Collagen Cream from Etude House. The moistfull collagen series had been a bit hit (especially in Korea) for a while now and since I turned 22 and realised that my skin was ageing, I decided to give this a try. Also, I heard that collagen really helps hydrate dry skin, which was just what I needed during this season. And I also became determined to focus more on skincare than makeup. And honestly, let’s face it… you can hide EVERYTHING with makeup. Even a tiny amount of BB cream or CC cream can make you look like a different person! A slight winged eyeliner can make you look like a goddess for goodness sakes! Makeup will help you hide all those nasty zits and blackheads and stuff like that.

But later on in life when you meet the love of your like and gradually get married and etc. You don’t wanna look like a wrinkly old woman in front of your hot man! Well, i’m sure I don’t want to! So that’s why I realised that skincare was my number one priority. If your skin looks healthy, you don’t need to put loads of heavy make up on to cover that beautiful, natural, original face of yours! I believe that having healthy skin will boost your confidence even more than putting on makeup. And my mum always told me that I needed to start taking care of my skin when I was just a junior in high school! She was right.

But for those of you who’ve had flawless all your lives, you guys are truly blessed so I hate you! haha just kidding. Despite my own thoughts, every woman is beautiful and you should take care of yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.

Anyways, enough with the blabber! Let’s get on with this review 🙂

Disclaimer: All of the words written in this blog post are 100% my own opinions!

So, here’s a photo of the product(s). A small bottle of essence came with the cream. The packaging was okay. Both bottles are plastic. And the cap looked kind of cheap.

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And here’s a more detailed description of the product. As a summary, it just says that it contains 30% hydrolysed collagen. Hydrolysed collagen is a type of marine collagen that is extracted from clean water seas. It also easily absorbs into the skin. The Moistfull Collagen Cream contains real baobab leaf extract (btw, baobab is a tree that originates in the African desert. It is said to store up to 120,000 litres of water. It’s also called a ‘moisture storage’). And best of all, both of these products are: paraffin, rubber, benzophenone and talc free!

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So the Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream retails for 15,000 won which is approximately $14.28 which is a fairly good price. It only contains 60ml (2.02 fl. oz.). The essence that comes with it was 20ml (0.67 fl. oz.). I was expecting it to be a lot bigger in person but I was wrong.

Here’s a photo of the real packaging.

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So here’s a photo of the products!

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They both came in plastic containers, which kind of suites the whole collagen collection since you can see that they look really shiny and gel-like.

First off here’s the essence. So I don’t know if it’s just Korea, but Korea has a variety of skincare products like freshener, toner, essence, skin, emulsion, etc. (I don’t know why they call lotion ’emulsion’ lol)

So after washing you face, you’re supposed to start off with the facial freshener -> essence -> eye cream -> emulsion -> cream -> mist

After I washed and toned my face, I ignored the other steps and went straight on to applying the essence. The essence came in a really small bottle. I thought it was a rip off at first but after swatching it on my hand, I realised that i’d be able to use the essence for about a month. A little goes a long way!

Here’s a swatch of it on my hand. As you can see in the photo, the consistency is extra liquidy. It felt sticky too. It smelt like fresh cut grass or something that smells really fresh.

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And here’s a photo after I rubbed it in. It absorbed in right away. I didn’t feel much of a difference after I applied it other than it feeling sticky.

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Overall, the emulsion was alright. I didn’t feel that it hydrated & moisturized my skin completely. But after letting it set for a few minutes, I could feel that my skin became silkier.

* Although these are photos of my hands, I did test them on my face. I just couldn’t get around taking photos of my face. Sorry about that!

Next is the cream. Here’s a close view of the cream…It looked like pudding in a cup! But the smell…I honestly didn’t like the scent. It’s hard to describe the smell but it smelt like freshly cut flowers or something. But it’s really my own opinion. If you enjoy the smell of fresh lemon or grass or wild flowers, then this is the product for you! But apart from that, it looked interesting.

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Here’s a more detailed of the cream. I dabbed a little of it on my finger. It has a sheer, jelly-like consistency. Also, it had a very bouncy feel to it. You could tell right away that the cream was very supple indeed.

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I swatched the cream on my hand. It felt like water+vaseline+lotion mixed together. I actually liked the feeling of it on my hand. It wasn’t runny at all. The content didn’t droop down when I shook my hand.

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I rubbed the cream into my skin and instantly, I could see a glow. It felt really smooth and moisturising.

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After the essence and lotion had absorbed into my face, my face became really moisturized. My face felt so soft and smooth I kept touching it LOL. The cream itself wasn’t that heavy but it still nourished my face and kept my face moist for a long time.

Overall, I think the Moistfull Collagen Cream is a must-have item. Despite it only containing 60ml, it’s definitely worth the price. I’m really excited to use this product daily. I hope it does wonders to my skin!

Overall score out of 10

Moistfull Collagen Essence – 7/10

Moistfull Collagen –  9/10

Happy New Year everyone ❤